- Author Bio
An ordinary summer goes royally awry when a prince and princess move next door, bringing their handsome bodyguard with them, from New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle.
Piper Evans: elementary school teacher by day—avid romance reader and anonymous podcaster by night. She has a quiet, reclusive life, taking care of her mother, who lives with mental illness; avoiding her regrettable ex, who bartends in town; and trying to make inroads in the tight-knit island community that still sees her, five years in, as an outsider.
And she’s happy with how things are—really—until British royals rent the property next to hers and their brooding bodyguard decides she’s a security threat. Piper quickly realizes that one person’s fairy tale is an ordinary woman’s nightmare as a media frenzy takes over the island and each run-in with Harrison Cole is hotter and more confusing than the last. But beneath Harrison’s no-nonsense exterior lies a soft heart, one that could tempt a woman who’s sworn off attachments into believing in white knights.
But when Piper finds herself smack in the middle of a royal scandal that rocks the island, she’ll need more than Harrison’s strong arms to shield her—she’ll have to do a little rescuing herself. With careers, hearts, and friendships on the line, Piper and Harrison will have to decide what they’re willing to give up for a chance at their own happily ever after.
Story Locale: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
FOR THE ROYAL OBSESSED: Perfect for royal watchers, The Royals Next Door features a royal couple based loosely on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
BROODING BODYGUARD: Dreamboat Harrison Cole is every romance fan’s fantasy—sexy, protective, and loving, he’s an irresistible rendition of the beloved bodyguard trope
A THOUGHTFUL APPROACH TO MENTAL ILLNESS: Karina draws on her own family’s experiences to develop a sensitive and authentic portrayal of mental illness, which Piper’s mother has
A ROMANCE QUEEN: Karina has written more than sixty romance novels spanning multiple subgenres, hitting the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and has cultivated a huge and loyal fanbase we’re excited to tap into with this book
MORE TO COME: The next book will follow another of the royal bodyguards
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Publicity: Launch event
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Author Website: authorkarinahalle.com
Author Social Media: Facebook @authorkarinahalle; Twitter @MetalBlonde; Instagram @authorhalle
“Karina Halle always charms.”—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
“Prepare to fall hard for The Royals Next Door.”—PopSugar
“A romantic delight!”—Woman’s World
“A romance brimming with tension and fun, while putting mental health and trauma recovery at its center.”—Library Journal